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    About 90% of my income is from maintaining horses...

    About 90% of my income is from maintaining horses barefoot. The other 10% is from providing shoes for horses that cannot do their jobs without shoes.

    I've dissected dozens of hooves and...
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    Actually the entire integument of the hoof is...

    Actually the entire integument of the hoof is dead horn cells. If the hoof is inadequate for whatever reason to support the weight of the horse and allow the horse to do its job in comfort, then the...
  3. AFMYGMI "Another Fine Mess You Got Me In,...

    AFMYGMI

    "Another Fine Mess You Got Me In, Ollie"
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    FWIW, my opinion is that R&R is among the best in...

    FWIW, my opinion is that R&R is among the best in the world if not the best for podiatry and surgical procedures. Conversely, NC wouldn't make my top ten list and I know several farriers from that...
  5. You meant the person pimping the product was...

    You meant the person pimping the product was talking highly of it. Where are the double blind peer reviewed studies to back up the marketing hype?

    If you want testimonials I've got a personal...
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    You'll thank me for this later I promise! Get...

    You'll thank me for this later I promise! Get yourself some heavy duty disposable gloves and a LARGE BOTTLE of rubbing alcohol and some paper towels to remove the magic cushion from your hands,...
  7. Evidence of whether or not a horse can go...

    Evidence of whether or not a horse can go barefoot is easily obtained with hoof testers. If the sole deflects under moderate pressure from hoof testers, then you can expect it will not hold up very...
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    Interesting how you creatively interpret my use...

    Interesting how you creatively interpret my use of the word "BEST" as meaning "ONLY."
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    Not sure what your weather has been like this...

    Not sure what your weather has been like this year, but here on the east coast there has been a lot of rain and hot weather. Makes for rich grass and fast growing feet. Also makes for huge changes...
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    WTF does any of that diatribe have to do with the...

    WTF does any of that diatribe have to do with the best way for a HORSE OWNER to learn hoof trimming? There are MANY excellent farrier schools and apprenticeship programs out there for folks who are...
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    Interesting that you totally missed the ARROGANT...

    Interesting that you totally missed the ARROGANT AMATEURS handing out their sage advice. I'm pretty sure I Know a lot more competent farriers than you do and a lot more farrier educators and school...
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    So which one of you self taught experts has...

    So which one of you self taught experts has identified the BEST WAY to go about learning this hoof trimming deal? So far all I'm seeing is folks who've learned it peace meal or catch as catch can. ...
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    Obviously you opinion is formed by soliciting...

    Obviously you opinion is formed by soliciting other opinions from people who probably don't know any more than you do. I find it rather silly that people solicit the opinions of strangers instead of...
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    Well darn, it seems you already know more than...

    Well darn, it seems you already know more than the professionals. Why not just grab some tools and hang you own shingle. You can charge half as much and do a better job 'cause you already know...
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    Anybody notice the elephant in the room?...

    Anybody notice the elephant in the room? :confused:
  16. Professionals should not need to be supervised or...

    Professionals should not need to be supervised or instructed. You have a right to complain if you aren't satisfied and you have a right to take your business elsewhere.
  17. Scapula they have. Collar bone they don't have.

    Scapula they have. Collar bone they don't have.
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    Sent you a PM with contact info.

    Sent you a PM with contact info.
  19. Um, on average the epiphyseal growth plates below...

    Um, on average the epiphyseal growth plates below the carpus are all closed by 9 months of age. Might want to have a long, hard think about what that means.
  20. It's one of the few services I provide to the...

    It's one of the few services I provide to the public free of charge.
  21. My brother in law has a cousin that had a horse...

    My brother in law has a cousin that had a horse that was lame at the trot. He didn't call the vet and the horse died.
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    This horse's problem is a long way from it's feet.

    This horse's problem is a long way from it's feet.
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    If you are not applying Durasole to a dry foot...

    If you are not applying Durasole to a dry foot with wire brush and vigorously working it into the solar horn you are wasting a lot of product and not getting much benefit. I use a flux brush - looks...
  24. Throwing everything under the kitchen sink at the...

    Throwing everything under the kitchen sink at the frog for the past month when all the horse needed was a decent trim that puts the frog on the ground.

    IT AIN'T FRIKIN' ROCKET SCIENCE!!!
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    A few years ago I switched brands of horseshoe...

    A few years ago I switched brands of horseshoe nails because I had horses shearing off the nail heads from stomping flies. The brand of nails I was using were very hard and brittle. I switched to...
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